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  • Blog Post: VMM: Options for Offline Servicing, P2V, and Building Virtual Networks

    I work with SCVMM (System Center Virtual Machine Manager) frequently in many different contexts. I even do the occasional private cloud engagement specifically on VMM and Hyper-V. Most of the time however, I am using VMM in a peripheral context - be it personal lab work, proof-of-concept labs for customer...
  • Blog Post: App-V 5: On Asset Intelligence

    Asset Intelligence has been used for years to enhance the inventory capabilities of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) by extending hardware inventory and adding license management functionality. The Asset Intelligence features of SCCM (2012, 2012 SP1, and 2012 R2) can report application...
  • Blog Post: The Case of the Mysterious Open SFT Handle

    Here is another interesting one-off issue that was happening on a few machines in one of my customer’s environments. They were using App-V 4.6 with Configuration Manager 2012 managing the packages. The virtual applications were distributed fully cached to the clients (download and execute.) The...
  • Blog Post: Must Have App-V 5.0 Migration Resources!

    Yes, there is a learning curve with the new release of App-V. This is why it is extremely important that - Before you embark on and App-V 5.0 deployment or migration, that you look to the following resources for assistance in migrating to App-V 5.0. App-V 5.0 Published Whitepapers: App-V 5.0 Trial...
  • Blog Post: App-V and CM 2012: GRRRRRRRR! Where did “Remove this virtual application when it is no longer advertised” go!?!?!?

    With Configuration Manager 2007 Integration in App-V 4.6, there was a very popular feature that allowed for what we refer to as “implicit uninstall.” This means that when a user is no longer part of collection, the virtual applications advertised to them would then be removed. This was very easy to configure...
  • Blog Post: Must have (User Experience Virtualization) Deployment and Management Resources!

    It was no coincidence that the inaugural release of Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) directly coincided with the release of APP-V 5.0 For most modern enterprise user scenarios (BYOD, flexible workspace, mobile computing, etc.) the need to have portable applications that roam user settings...